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Unit #1: The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving
Learning Target: I can TEACH my family the story of the Pilgrims during my family's Thanksgiving dinner this year. 

Please complete the steps below to prepare for this assignment:

 Follow the directions below.  You will be creating a tab for this assignment after you have added this lesson's learning target to your LiveBinder.

1.  Open the "Learning Targets" tab in your LiveBinder.  Copy the learning target above into your LiveBinder Learning Targets tab. 

2.  Create a new tab in your LiveBinder titled "The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving". 

3.  Now click on "content" > "text" > "text-media" option.  Type the following in the title frame of the template: The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving


Red Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Who Were The Pilgrims?

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Who Were the Pilgrims"

2.  Watch the America The Story of US: Pilgrims video clip.  You should be sure to start the video at 8:26 and end at 18:00.

     


3.  Answer the questions below in your Live Binder textbox as you watch the video. The questions will also appear on the screen; however if you type your answers on the screen they will not be recorded.

 Questions to answer in your Live Binder while you watch the video:

      A.   What was the name of the colony the Pilgrims built in America?  Why did the Pilgrims make the difficult journey to settle in America? 

      B.  What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims from England to America?  What did the Pilgrims name their colony?

      C.  How many Pilgrim families moved sailed to America with the Pilgrims?

      D.  List at least two items the Pilgrims brought with them to America.
 

      E.  List at least two challenges the Pilgrims faced during their first winter at Plymouth.  

     
F.  How many Pilgrims died during their first year at Plymouth?

      G.  How many Americans today can trace their ancestry back to the Mayflower?

      I.  How did the Native Americans and the Pilgrims help one another?

      J.  What important American holiday can be traced back to the Pilgrims?

      K.  What are some of the basic themes and freedoms found in Plymouth that we still have today in the United States?  


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Part II: The Pilgrim's Voyage To America!


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Pilgrim's Voyage To America!"

2.  Take a few minutes to explore all of the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims.  Take you time to learn more about this topic so that you will be more successful  in completing the next task.
 
     

3.  Use the information from the website in Box #3 of the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims to learn more about the Pilgrims voyage across the Atlantic by reading the section titled: "The
     Mayflower Voyage". 

4.  In your Live Binder textbox, list at least 10 facts you learned about the Pilgrims journey to America. 

5.  Do an Internet search to find a picture of the Mayflower.  Save the image to your computer by using a (control + click > save image)  Upload your image to your Live Binder media block by

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Part III: Learning From Primary Sources
 

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: Learning from Primary Sources"

2.  As a group, choose one of the first hand accounts below.  Read the text of the first hand account you chose about the first Thanksgiving below:
Account #1: First Hand Account By Edward Winslow  Account #2: First Hand Account By William Bradford

"our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labors; they four in one day killed as much fowl, as with a little help beside, served the Company almost a week, at which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five Deer, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governor, and upon the Captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful, as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plenty."
"They began now to gather in the small harvest they had, and to fit up their houses and dwellings against winter, being all well recovered in health and strength and had all things in good plenty. For as some were thus employed in affairs abroad, others were exercised in fishing, about cod and bass and other fish, of which they took good store, of which every family had their portion. All the summer there was no want; and now began to come in store of fowl, as winter approached, of which this place did abound when they came first (but afterward decreased by degrees). And besides waterfowl there was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many, besides venison, etc. Besides, they had about a peck of meal a week to a person, or now since harvest, Indian corn to that proportion. Which made many afterwards write so largely of their plenty here to their friends in England, which were not feigned but true reports."
 
3.  After reading the first hand account above, write a short description (a few sentences) of what it would have been like to have attended the first Thanksgiving.  Please be sure to use examples from the
     accounts about. 
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Part IV: How Did Thanksgiving Become a National Holiday?

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: How Did Thanksgiving Become a National Holiday?"

2.  Use the information from the website in Boxes #9-10 of the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims to learn more about how Thanksgiving became a national holiday.

3.  In your Live Binder text box, make a list of at least 5 important facts you discover in the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims.  You may want to note important dates, people, and other facts.

4.  Now, using your 5 important facts, write a well written paragraph in your Live Binder textbox that answers the following question:  How did Thanksgiving become a national holiday?

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 * This Thanksgiving be sure to tell your family the story of the very first Thanksgiving!

White Activity:
Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Who Were The Pilgrims?

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Who Were the Pilgrims"

2.  Conduct an Internet search for an image of "the first Thanksgiving."  Save the image to your google drive and then upload the image to your LiveBinder media box
     (content > upload > choose file > upload)

3.  Preview the questions below before you watch the video.  Copy and paste the questions below into your LiveBinder text box:

      Questions to answer in your Live Binder while you watch the video:

      A.   What was the name of the colony the Pilgrims built in America?  Why did the Pilgrims make the difficult journey to settle in America? 

      B.  What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims from England to America?  What did the Pilgrims name their colony?

      C.  How many Pilgrim families moved sailed to America with the Pilgrims?

      D.  List at least two items the Pilgrims brought with them to America. 

      E.  List at least two challenges the Pilgrims faced during their first winter at Plymouth.
 

      F.  How many Pilgrims died during their first year at Plymouth?

      G.  How many Americans today can trace their ancestry back to the Mayflower?

      I.  How did the Native Americans and the Pilgrims help one another?

      J.  What important American holiday can be traced back to the Pilgrims?

      K.  What are some of the basic themes and freedoms found in Plymouth that we still have today in the United States?  


4.  Watch the America The Story of US: Pilgrims video clip.  You should be sure to start the video at 8:26 and end at 18:00.


     

5.  Answer the questions n your Live Binder textbox as you watch the video.

 

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Part II: Relations with Native Americans


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: Relations with Native Americans"

2.  Take a few minutes to explore all of the
available resources and materials about the Pilgrims.  Take you time to learn more about this topic so that you will be more successful  in completing the next task.
 
     

3.  Use the information from the website in Box #3 of the
available resources and materials about the Pilgrims to learn more about the Pilgrims voyage across the Atlantic by reading the section titled: "Relations
     with Native Americans".  If you would like the text read to you highlight the text > control + click > speech > start speaking

4.  In your Live Binder textbox, list at least 8 facts you learned about the Pilgrims who settled in the colony of Plymouth. 

5.  Do an Internet search to find a picture of the colony of Plymouth.  Save the image to your computer by using a (control + click > save image)  Upload your image to your Live Binder media block by

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Part III: Picturing The Pilgrims 


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: Picturing The Pilgrims"

2.  As a group, carefully examine each of the images in boxes 1 and 2  of the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims
 

3.  With your group, discuss what you see in each image. 

4.  Look at the Pilgrims in box #2 of the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims
In a few sentences, describe how the Pilgrims dressed.  You should place your answer in your Live Binder text
     box.

5.  Now look at the image of the First Thanksgiving in box #1 of the the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims.  In a few sentences, explain how the image is similar to how you might spend
     Thanksgiving with your family.  You may also explain how the celebrations are different.   You should place your answer in your Live Binder text box.
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Part IV: How Did Thanksgiving Become a National Holiday?

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: How Did Thanksgiving Become a National Holiday?"

2.  Use the information from the website in Boxes #9-10 of the
available resources and materials about the Pilgrims to learn more about how Thanksgiving became a national holiday.

3.  In your Live Binder text box, make a list of at least 5 important facts you discover in the
available resources and materials about the Pilgrims.  You may want to note important dates, people, and other facts.

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* This Thanksgiving be sure to tell your family the story of the very first Thanksgiving!


Blue Activity:

Assignments to Complete:

Part I: Who Were The Pilgrims?

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part I: Who Were the Pilgrims"

2.  Watch the America The Story of US: Pilgrims video clip. 

     


3.  Answer the questions below in your Live Binder textbox as you watch the video. The questions will also appear on the screen; however if you type your answers on the screen they will not be recorded.

 Questions to answer in your Live Binder while you watch the video:

      A.   What was the name of the colony the Pilgrims built in America?  Why did the Pilgrims make the difficult journey to settle in America? 

      B.  What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims from England to America?  What did the Pilgrims name their colony?

      C.  How many Pilgrim families moved sailed to America with the Pilgrims?

      D.  List at least two items the Pilgrims brought with them to America. 

      E.  List at least two challenges the Pilgrims faced during their first winter at Plymouth.
 

      F.  How many Pilgrims died during their first year at Plymouth?

      G.  How many Americans today can trace their ancestry back to the Mayflower?

      H.  How did the Native Americans and the Pilgrims help one another?

      I.  What important American holiday can be traced back to the Pilgrims?

      J.  What are some of the basic themes and freedoms found in Plymouth that we still have today in the United States?  


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Part II: The Pilgrim's Settle In Plymouth!


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part II: The Pilgrim's Settle In Plymouth"

2.  Take a few minutes to explore all of the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims.  Take you time to learn more about this topic so that you will be more successful  in completing the next task.
 
     

3.  Use the information from the website in Box #3 of the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims to learn more about the Pilgrims voyage across the Atlantic by reading the section titled: "Settling
     In Plymouth".  If you would like the text read to you highlight the text > control + click > speech > start speaking

4.  In your Live Binder textbox, list at least 5 facts you learned about the Pilgrims who settled in the colony of Plymouth. 

5.  Do an Internet search to find a picture of the colony of Plymouth.  Save the image to your computer by using a (control + click > save image)  Upload your image to your Live Binder media block by

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Part III: Picturing The Pilgrims 


1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part III: Picturing The Pilgrims"

2.  As a group, carefully examine each of the images in boxes 1 and 2  of the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims
 
3.  With your group, discuss what you see in each image. 

4
.  Look at the Pilgrims in box #2 of the available resources and materials about the PilgrimsIn a few sentences, describe how the Pilgrims dressed.  You should place your answer in your Live Binder text
     box.

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Part IV: How Did Thanksgiving Become a National Holiday?

1.  Type the following title into your LiveBinder text box: "Part IV: How Did Thanksgiving Become a National Holiday?"

2.  Use the information from the website in Boxes #9-10 of the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims to learn more about how Thanksgiving became a national holiday.

3.  In your Live Binder text box, list of at least 1 fact you discovered in the available resources and materials about the Pilgrims.  You may want to note important dates, people, and other facts.

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   * This Thanksgiving be sure to tell your family the story of the very first Thanksgiving!



 

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